Top 10 Machine Safety Myths Debunked: Part 2

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 17, 2019 8:32:00 AM

 Poor safety practices within the plant floor can lead to a variety of problems and hazards within the work space. By clearing up misunderstandings regarding machine safety, many accidents can be avoided. This article is a continuation of "Top 10 Machine Safety Myths Debunked: Part 1."

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Topics: Machine Safety, Product Safety

Top 10 Machine Safety Myths Debunked: Part 1

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 10, 2019 9:09:00 AM

 Poor safety practices within the plant floor can lead to regulatory fines, workers’ compensations, lost productivity and of course, a hazardous work space. Some, if not all, accidents can be avoided by clearing up misunderstandings regarding machine safeguarding, ensuring all practices are compliant to regulatory protocols.

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Topics: Machine Safety, Product Safety

Top Digital Supply Chain Trends

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Apr 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 Whenever the word “supply chain” is uttered, most professionals usually think of logistics, because the concept has been embedded in their thought processes for the past four decades. When optimization of supply chain is explored, the goal is to optimize the flow of materials from the raw material state to the distribution center where finished goods are auctioned.

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Topics: Industry News, industrial communication, IoT, industry 4.0

What You Need to Know About IoT and Why

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 27, 2019 8:05:00 AM

The wide-scale adoption of the Internet of Things and automation technologies is inevitable. For the past decade, many industrial companies are seriously considering IoT and automated processes. This means every single physical parameter is up for grabs and should be utilized to increase the competitive edge for a business.

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Topics: Industry News, IoT, industry 4.0

Using Data to Detect Safety Risks

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 20, 2019 8:10:00 AM

 

The Digital Enterprise architecture is disrupting conventional workflows, changing the ways in which manufacturers operate. Real-time insights, improved collaboration, and digitization of manual processes through technology are some of the emerging concepts entering the decades old workplace culture. 

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Topics: Machine Safety, Safety, data management

Yaskawa S7G Gear Motors Overview

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 13, 2019 8:30:00 AM

The Sigma-7 family from Yaskawa is aimed at bringing greater responsiveness, efficiency and reliability to large-scale industrial applications, featuring a family of rotary, direct drive and linear servo products. The S7G Gear Motors ranges from 50W – 15kW suitable for a range of in-demand motion networks.

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Topics: Yaskawa

Banner Wireless Solution Kit Overview

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 6, 2019 9:06:08 AM

 Banner Engineering’s Wireless Solution Kit enables monitoring of parameters such as vibrations and temperature, forming the basis for predictive maintenance applications. The technology hosts simple construction, easy installation and wireless networking, enabling plant engineers to collect remote data and visualize it through warnings and alarms.

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Topics: Banner Engineering

Yaskawa MP3200 IEC Product Overview

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 26, 2019 1:36:36 PM

 The hallmark of Yaskawa’s machine controller MPiec series, the MP3200 offers support for a variety of applications with capabilities ranging from 1 – 62 axes. With a clock speed of 1GHz and extended network capabilities compatible with OPC, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, etc. the controller can handle the most demanding plant applications with reliability, efficiency and safety.

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Topics: industry 4.0, Yaskawa

Banner Engineering Machine Safety: AG4 Safety Laser Scanners

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 12, 2019 8:29:40 AM

Laser scanners serve as a safeguarding mechanism in places where normal devices such as emergency plungers and pushbuttons aren’t viable. The technology used within laser scanners is called “time-of-flight”, which involves the scanner calculating the position of the object based on the time taken by the laser to travel back.

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Topics: Safety Devices & Software, Machine Safety, Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology

Mersen Medium Voltage IEEE Fuse: 15.5kV Bolt-on Mount Motor

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Feb 1, 2019 12:12:21 PM

 

R-rated fuses act as back-up devices for protection against short circuit, which otherwise may damage voltage starter and motors. The guidelines for applying these fuses are fundamentally different from low voltage protection devices.

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Topics: Motors

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